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Adams Electric Recognizes Years of Service

Adams Electric Cooperative recently recognized 12 employees and directors for a combined 185 years of dedicated service to the cooperative at its annual employee/director recognition dinner held in October in Gettysburg

“Our personnel are the cooperative’s greatest asset and I’m pleased to recognize the years of dedication each employee and director has given to the co-op, its members and our community,” says CEO/General Manager Steve Rasmussen.

Recognized were:

Adams Electric promotes two employees, hires two apprentices

 Adams Electric Cooperative recently promoted two employees and hired additional employees in the operations department.

As of Sept. 30, Re­becca Witherow took on a new role as senior member ser­vices coordinator in the finance/member services department. The district offices of Shippensburg, York and Gettysburg will be under her supervision moving forward. Witherow started with Adams in 2009 as a service dispatcher. She resides in Gardners.

Adams Electric linemen earn promotions

Adams Electric promoted three Gettysburg District linemen in the operations department this summer, after each passed a series of skills tests and a written safety test.

Lineman Shane Atherton moved to journeyman third class, effective June 4. Atherton started with Adams in 2017 as a third-year apprentice. He resides in Aspers.

Lineman Gary Hodges moved to fourth-year apprentice, effective July 11. Hodges started with Adams in 2017 as a second-year apprentice. He resides in Orrtanna.

Keep Nuclear Power Viable in Pa

From the time our alarm goes off, we’re on the grid. Electricity powers much of our daily lives. And as long as the lights come on, we don’t give it much thought. We rarely think about where our electricity comes from.

But as a consumer-member of Adams Electric, you have an ownership interest in your power resources. Did you know, most of the energy used in cooperative homes and businesses throughout the Commonwealth is generated by self-owned nuclear power? It’s true. In Pennsylvania, nuclear power is co-op power.

Adams Electric to begin helicopter patrols

Weather permitting, Gettysburg-based Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. is planning to start a comprehensive aerial patrol of its distribution system in portions of York County on or around March 13.

The aerial inspections will then continue until all critical lines and feeds belonging to the cooperative power system throughout Adams, upper Franklin and Lower Cumberland counties are also surveyed from the air. This can take two-three months to complete, depending on the flying conditions.

2019 Director Election

The Adams Electric director election process began in December as packets became available in each district office for interested candidates to apply. Packets were certified by the Credentials and Election Committee Feb. 6 at its first 2019 meeting. Seven candidates were certified and are listed below by zone. The process will conclude at the co-op's annual meeting May 4. All candidate information presented is posted as it was submitted to the committee.

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